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Initial Hearing in Holocaust Shooting Case Postponed

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By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 30, 2009; 2:54 PM

An initial hearing scheduled for today for white supremacist James W. von Brunn, who is accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, was rescheduled for next week because von Brunn is not well enough to be released from an area hospital.

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Attorneys told U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola that von Brunn could be released from the hospital in the next week. Facciola set a follow-up court hearing for July 10.

Von Brunn, 88, faces first-degree murder charges in the June 10 shooting death of museum guard Stephen T. Johns. Von Brunn was shot by another security officer during the incident.

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